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Women’s Basketball Roundup : CS Long Beach Breezes, 96-33; USC, UCLA Also Win

Sophomore center Angelique Lee scored a career-high 21 points in 21 minutes as the 12th-ranked Cal State Long Beach women routed San Jose State, 96-33, Thursday night in a Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. game at Long Beach.

Long Beach improved to 6-3 overall and 3-0 in the PCAA. San Jose State fell to 1-10 and 0-3.

Shameil Coleman also scored 21 points for Long Beach, and Dana Wilkerson added 15.

USC 82, Oregon 56--USC Coach Linda Sharp anticipated that her team would have a difficult time beating Oregon in a Pacific 10 opener at the Sports Arena. But the Trojans built a 43-28 halftime lead and coasted to an easy victory.

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The teams split last season, with USC winning, 66-64, at the Sports Arena, and Oregon prevailing, 79-78, at Eugene, Ore.

USC (7-3) has won six straight games, and Sharp said the turnaround came after her team was routed by Auburn, 85-57, Dec. 11 in a tournament at Cal State Long Beach.

USC forward Karen Howell led all scorers with 20 points. Her teammate, guard Kalen Wright, had 16 points.

Oregon plays UCLA at Pauley Pavilion tonight at 7, while USC plays host to Oregon State Saturday.

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UCLA 66, Oregon State 51--The Bruins went on a 16-3 spurt at the start of the second half en route to their victory at Pauley Pavilion in another Pac-10 opener.

The teams were tied, 29-29, at halftime.

The win was the Bruins’ fourth straight and improved their overall record to 7-5. The Beavers are 5-6.

UCLA was led by Dora Dome, who scored 13 points, and Dana Childs, who had 10 points and 9 rebounds. Oregon State’s Kari Parrott, a center from Valley Christian High School in Cerritos, had 13 points and 5 rebounds.

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